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I spent the afternoon looking to pick some blueberries but the berries are 95% green, must be the cooler weather. There were many bushes with no fruit on at all, the result of a mid-May freeze around here. One morning back in May it was 25 degrees right when bushes had flowers, so I think I might have to move to lower elevations. My area is around 1700-1800 ft above sea level. This is the Moscow area of Lackawanna Cnty.

How are the rest of you berry picker’s making out? FT
 

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My bushes in my yard are slowly ripening but only a few at a time. Last year, they seemed to ripen all at once. I have only gotten a few this year because the birds are beating me too them. They will get nets next year.
 

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There are alot of berries on the bushes on the plateau, we usually don't start getting any until the end of July on. Our spots rotate year by year, we are in your area just check some new spots as there are plenty around, just not ripe yet.
 

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hunnter said:
Our spots rotate year by year,
What do you mean by that?

I agree the end of July is usually prime time in the Pocono’s, this year things seem to be behind & I think it’s the cooler weather. Anyway what I observed yesterday was a lot of the bushes (high) had no berries at all…mid-May freeze zapped the flowers. I think if the pollination had taken place prior to that morning, then the fruit has developed. Last year was one of the best blueberry seasons I could remember & I still have a few quarts in the freezer. Happy picking!
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Frey, I'm in the same boat...My low BB bushes have fruit, but not ripe yet. (does not seem like last years crop quanity) Blackberries are producing though.
 

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We had a good year for berries at first. We were able to pick enough for pies, wine, and freezing in the first week. After that, the birds got to them. Now, as fast as the berries ripen, the birds get them before we have a chance. Berry and fruit harvest has been late this year due to cooler temps and rainfall I assume.
 

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Well, the blue berries in my Moscow Pa area are finally starting to ripen, albeit slowly, they’re ripening none the less. I picked 4qts so far…16qts to go. I freeze them for bake goods all year long.
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